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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After being drawn in by their cake display window, we were told about the secret garden in the back and returned for a afternoon tea and we’re so glad we did! The service is exceptional, the food was delicious - the bacon and Brie sandwich...was dreamy - and all in a lovely hidden garden setting. We’ll definitely be returning here and would recommend it to anyone!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed November 1, 2020

In a very old and historic premises. Really atmospheric and quaint building. We had cake and tea. Staff really friendly and helpful. Would recommend booking and I’d you do, ask for the table in the window upstairs.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 26, 2020

Tasty homemade cakes, lots of choices. Perfect for a tea break, lovely setting in old building, great cuppa tea and scones.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 19, 2020 via mobile

Lovely afternoon tea in the garden with our dog. Really friendly service, delicious sandwiches, warm scones with clotted cream and jam, choice of tea and cake.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 9, 2020 via mobile

First time I’ve ever tried this place and was meeting with 2 friends for a catch up. We were warmly welcomed and allowed to choose upstairs or down. We chose up as it was a bit more private Our waitress was a very lovely older...lady who couldn’t have done more to please. Although we felt a bit bad she had to come up and down those stairs ! Two of us had the High Tea and one the jacket potato- absolutely delicious and the home made cakes were so tasty I didn’t think I’d manage to finish it but I did ! We took a doggy bag home as well. Amazing choice of teas , excellent service , and delicious food. What more could we ask for ?! Well done guys you have made a few more fans 😄 we will be back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 9, 2020

Although they took ages to take our order (when there was hardly anybody in) and to process payment at the end, the service was good - friendly & attentive. The tea was excellent (fabulous choice) as were the scones and coffee & walnut cake (v...large portions!)More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 4, 2020 via mobile

The Moat Tea Rooms have the exact cosy atmosphere you'd be looking for on a rainy Sunday afternoon. The scones are fresh and the cakes are delicious. The most impressive part was the service, hands down. Our wonderful hostess - Honey, was incredibly welcoming, gave...us great tea recommendations & made us feel right at home. Would definitely be coming back!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 27, 2020 via mobile

Oh My Giddy Aunt! The Moat Tea Rooms are an absolute must if you are visiting Canterbury. Situated very close to the town centre, I stumbled across this stunning building which is steeped in history. I opted to have breakfast here mainly because of the...character of the building but from the second I stepped in the door I knew I was about to experience something quite special, particularly with the warm, friendly welcome I received. The hostess offered me a table downstairs or up, and I opted for upstairs in order to take in the full magic of the building, She very kindly took the time to chat to me about the building itself, even giving me a leaflet about the history and it’s past residents. With a vast selection of specialty tea, I ordered a pot of Breakfast Tea and the Avocado, egg and salmon on toast. The service was second to none with my ‘leaf’ tea arriving in a generous size pot, cup and saucer and a strainer. My breakfast also arrived very promptly and was again beautifully presented and simply ‘Lush’! I literally cannot wait to go back, as next time I will most certainly indulge in a ‘cream tea’ as the cake selection was to die for. The long and short of it is ... I doubt I will ever find another Tea Room quite like this.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 26, 2020

Visited this tea rooms today 26th Sept. Had an excellent High Tea, lovely surroundings , very clean, friendly helpful staff. Good value for money, highly recommend a visit, would also recommend booking in advance as it is very popular it gets very busy

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 9, 2020

Beautiful home made cakes lovely light scones and freshly cut sandwiches made this a sumptuous afternoon tea The cakes and scones were all made in house which were delicious all presented on a beautifully tiered plate The surroundings also was delightful and all added to...the ambience Service was excellent Can not recommend this Tea Room highly enoughMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Karen A
March 14, 2019|
Response from KpSandhu | Property representative |
Hello we’re serving our special afternoon tea all day (Prosecco and champagne also available), booking is recommended, reservation periods are around 1.5 hours. Would you like to reserve a table. Thank you Kelvin Sandhu
Jessica O
March 4, 2019|
Response from KpSandhu | Property representative |
There’s a step into the property, which is easily overcome. However our facilities are on the first floor in afraid.
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  • The Moat Tea Rooms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5